SCF to Host Lunch and Learn Series for Small Businesses in North Port

(Bradenton, Fla., July 18, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with the City of North Port, will host a free Lunch and Learn workshop, “How Can Social Networking Impact Your Business?” from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at North Port City Hall, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port.

Best-selling author and social media expert Tamara Patzer of Total Audience Market Immersion TAMI LLC will address how businesses can use social networking to increase their client base and income.

She will discuss the changes from Google Places to Google+Local, reputation management and how to integrate social networks in minutes a day. Patzer is author of “Ask Tami: Pinterest for Local Business” and “Ask Tami: A Logbook of 365+ Social Media Tips, Tricks and Tools” and creator of Total Audience Market Immersion, a company that helps businesses integrate traditional media with online media for maximum return on investments.

Patzer also is a mass communications professor who has taught at University of South Florida-Tampa and State College of Florida. 

This event is part of a series offered by SBDC at SCF that includes free monthly workshops designed to show business owners how to improve their business and stay competitive.

There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

For more information or to register, call the SBDC at SCF Venice at 941-408-1412 or visit .

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